BREAKING NEWS: At least one person killed and two injured as Train carrying Republicans to West Virginia retreat for address by Trump hits garbage truck

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
By Paul Martin

The train was carrying lawmakers to the Greenbrier hotel
The party holds an annual retreat there
President Trump is expected to attend later this week
The train slammed into a tractor trailer carrying trash
No major injuries of lawmakers reported
No immediate information on men inside the truck
One fatality reported

31 January 2018

A train hauling Republican lawmakers to their annual retreat in West Virginia slammed into a tractor trailer that had crossed the track Wednesday.

Lawmakers revealed some of the immediate damage in the minutes after the crash, which occurred Wednesday afternoon.

Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon shared a photo that showed a truck carrying trash had been upended, with trash strewn all over the ground.

‘I’m on the train w/members of Congress that was just involved in a crash. I’m ok. Most members are ok but serious injuries on the ground,’ wrote Kentucky Rep. James Comer on Twitter.

The status of those on board the truck wasn’t immediately clear. ‘They were thrown from the truck and one appears to have been stabilized and air evacuated and the other one I don’t have eyes on right now,’ Rep. French Hill told CNN.

Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin was on board the train, CNN reported.

It was en route to the annual retreat at the Greenbrier hotel. Lawmakers annually pile into the train together from Union Station in Washington, D.C.

‘Our train heading to the GOP Retreat in West Virginia has been involved in an accident,’ wrote Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma on Twitter. ‘I am safe but first responders are treating minor injuries on the train & treating the truck drivers. Praying….’

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